The junta which seized power in the West African state of Guinea has unveiled a transitional charter that it says will steer the country back to civilian rule.

The document sets down a series of tasks, including the drafting of a new constitution and holding free, democratic and transparent elections, although it does not spell out how long the transition will last.
It would be recalled that special forces troops led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, on September 5 toppled and arrested 83-year-old President Alpha Conde, who had been battling a wave of unpopularity.
Conde became Guinea’s first democratically elected president in 2010 and was re-elected in 2015.
But last year he pushed through a controversial new constitution that allowed him to run for a third term in October 2020.
The move sparked mass demonstrations in which dozens of protesters were killed.